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Reusing Denim Yarn - First Timer

Dear Collective Brain,
I was able to score an old Artwork sweater that I plan to deconstruct for purpose of knitting with Rowan Denim. Kay’s love affair and posts have inspired me - I just have to try this. Plus the sweater is a man’s large (I think) with a center line of baubles, so something must be done to rescue this yarn.

Appreciate any advice plus how to deal with the inevitable kinky yarn!! Thanks in advance.

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Wrap the yarn Into skeins, wash, hang to dry, turn into balls or skeins, knit!

That’s a cool sweater, though.

And remember, if the sweater has already been machine washed and dried, you don’t have to allow for the 15% shrinkage in length as you do with Rowan denim yarn. Make sure any pattern you choose doesn’t have that shrink factor figured in.

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This is great advice, I wouldn’t have thought to take that into consideration.

You also have the benefit of recycled denim yarn not turning your hands and needles blue from the indigo dye!

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